Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family

Through Monday, September 3
Discovery Place Science

Tyrannosaurus rex is arguably the world's most popular dinosaur. But how did this swift, flesh-eating predator get to the top of the food chain? Where did this powerful dinosaur come from and how did it evolve into the awe-inspiring creature that dominates popular culture today? 

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family is the world's first exhibition showcasing the newly-revised tyrannosaur family tree. This innovative, multimedia experience features more than 10 life-sized dinosaur specimens on display, including one of the oldest tyrannosaurs, Guanlong wucaii

With a dramatic array of fossils and casts of tyrannosaur specimens, including never-before-seen specimens from China, Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family provides a snapshot of dinosaur life. Discover how this group became the world’s top predators with their massive skulls, powerful jaws and bone-crunching teeth. 

This special limited-engagement exhibition includes a variety of family activities: 

  • Explore the features that define a Tyrannosaur and find out how T-Rex evolved as the top-end predator. 
  • Meet ancestors of the T-Rex and compare and contrast Tyrannosaur relatives.  
  • Immerse yourself in a giant multimedia experience with dinosaurs running through the streets of Charlotte. 
  • Compare your arm strength to that of a mighty T-Rex using multi-touch technologies. 
  • Dig to unearth and discover dinosaur fossils in a hands-on Dino Pit. 
  • Find out how recent scientific findings confirm the links between dinosaurs and birds.  
  • See the enormous scale of geological time in the context of human evolution. 

Featured dinosaur specimens include Guanlong wucaii, Alioramus, Tarbosaurus, Daspletosaurus, Albertosaurus, Appalachiosaurus, Gorgosaurus and Teratophoneus.

An exhibition developed by the Australia Museum and toured internationally by Flying Fish.

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Through Monday, September 3 · add to calendar 2018-08-17 09:00:00 2018-09-03 17:00:00 America/New_York Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/422176/tyrannosaurs-meet-the-family Discovery Place Science, 301 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202

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From I-77 heading South (coming from Huntersville, Hickory): Take Exit 11, Brookshire Freeway East. Take the Church Street Exit (no exit number). Turn right onto Church Street. At the third light, turn right onto 6th Street.

From I-77 heading North (coming from Pineville, Rock Hill, Columbia): Take Exit 10, Trade Street. Turn left onto College Street. Turn left onto 6th Street.

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The Discovery Place parking deck is located directly behind the museum at the corner of Church and Sixth Streets in downtown Charlotte. Enter the deck off of Sixth Street, grab a ticket from the automatic attendant and bring your ticket into Discovery Place for validation at one of the two admission decks.